Applying Roundup

califman831(9 CA)April 28, 2006

hi,

Was wondering if one could use those generic garden hose sprayers filled with roundup? Would the resulting solution be strong enough to kill weeds? The reason am asking is that the pump/wand type containers tend put a krink in my back.

thanks

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JAYK(8b)

Hose end sprayers are not a good idea for this and are not recommended for Roundup use. The ratios of water to product would not be correct, and they would apply far too much spray too quickly and too imprecisely. There are some small pump sprayers that can be used that might be easier on your back.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2006 at 1:24AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

jay is sooooo right! This is a perfect example of how to abuse RoundUp, as a matter of fact. The finest of mists should be applied to the foliage of undesired plants, and nary a drop should touch the ground.

The hose end sprayers should be reserved for products where precise measuring doesn't count for much, and where non-target application isn't a problem. Soluble fertilizers, for example.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2006 at 10:46AM
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foothill_mark(Mother Lode foothills Z7)

Sorry, I don't remember where ... but I'm sure I saw an ad for a small (2 gallon or so) sprayer with wheels. If you cannot locate that I'd think some sort of cart could be devised. Large wheels work better over rough ground so luggage carts for airport use wouldn't work well. Hummm, just occurred to me an old golf cart would probably work well and could easily be found at a thrift store or yard sale. The one I'm "picturing" would accomodate a 2 gallon sprayer because the upper bag clamp could be moved lower to allow strapping the upper part of the tank.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2006 at 4:55PM
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